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Antique Scottish pebble agate jewelery

Antique Scottish pebble agate jewelery

Leaf brooch. Silver, red, black, purple and marsh agate. 1880s 6 cm. £ 400-700 LYNH. Antique Scottish pebble agate jewelery

Antique Scottish pebble agate jewelery
Now very rare, Scottish silver products with the inserts of agate, granite and other local stones. Such jewellery became especially popular when Queen Victoria, always feeling proud of her Scottish ancestors, bought Bolmoral Castle in 1848. In the design of the Celtic hand-made jewelry, they were often more refined and often made according to individual orders.
Craftsmen used agate, a variegated veined variety of chalcedony, in costume jewelry from the time of the Roman Empire, usually carved in the form of oval cabochon or figurines. The muted colors of agate — swampy green, rusty red and ocher — combined with the gray tones of granite matched the palette of the Scottish landscape. Agate biotechnology sometimes inherited the forms of Celtic embellishments. For example, a dagger brooch or a round brooch with a long hanging pin, a black topoloch motif, a harp, a Celtic cross and heraldic attributes for a weapon. All – made of polished agate, trimmed in silver with engraving.

Antique Scottish pebble jewelery

Butterfly brooch. The work of the jeweler J. P. Hutton. Red and marble blue agate, silver. 1880s 7.5 cm £ 700-1100 LYNH. Antique Scottish pebble agate jewelery

Although most of the jewelry pieces have no marks on them, yet some have the stamp of such masters as Sanjestor from Aberdeen or J.P. Hutton, which significantly increases their value. In other cases, the price depends on the time of creation, sophistication and design complexity. Noteworthy, early decorations date back to the end of the XVIII century.

Antique Scottish pebble agate jewelery

Acanthus motif silver brooch, Helen Dunnett. Red and marsh agate, artificial topaz and amethyst. 1870. 7 cm £ 650-1000 LYNH

Acanthus motif silver brooch, Helen Dunnett. Red and marsh agate, artificial topaz and amethyst. 1870. 7 cm £ 650-1000 LYNH

Belt buckle bracelet. Silver, colored agate. 1880s 22 cm. £ 900-1250 LYNH

Belt buckle bracelet. Silver, colored agate. 1880s 22 cm. £ 900-1250 LYNH

Blue, brown, black agate, green glass silver brooch. 1890s w 6.5 cm £ 100-120 GS

Blue, brown, black agate, green glass silver brooch. 1890s w 6.5 cm £ 100-120 GS

Bracelet with silver links. Inlay with colored agate. 1865 d 20.25 cm £ 550-650 JHB

Bracelet with silver links. Inlay with colored agate. 1865 d 20.25 cm £ 550-650 JHB

Brooch with a pin. Agate, citrine, topaz. 1860 7 cm £ 550-650 JHB

Brooch with a pin. Agate, citrine, topaz. 1860 7 cm £ 550-650 JHB

Brooch with suspension. Gold, agate of marsh color. 1900. 6.5 cm £ 550-850 JHB

Brooch with suspension. Gold, agate of marsh color. 1900. 6.5 cm £ 550-850 JHB

Charming silver brooch. Topaz in the center, inlaid with agate. 1860s 5.75 cm £ 350-450 GS

Charming silver brooch. Topaz in the center, inlaid with agate. 1860s 5.75 cm £ 350-450 GS

Clover motif Brooch. Silver, gray-green granite. 1860s 5.75 cm £ 450-700 LYNH

Clover motif Brooch. Silver, gray-green granite. 1860s 5.75 cm £ 450-700 LYNH

Cross brooch. Silver, inlaid with red and black agate. 1870. 6.25 cm £ 350-550 LYNH

Cross brooch. Silver, inlaid with red and black agate. 1870. 6.25 cm £ 350-550 LYNH

Dagger kilt brooch. Silver, marble-blue agate, artificial rubies. 1880s 10.5 cm £ 150-180 LYNH

Dagger kilt brooch. Silver, marble-blue agate, artificial rubies. 1880s 10.5 cm £ 150-180 LYNH

Harp brooch. Inlay with red and black agate. 1880s 5.75 cm £ 800-1.000 LYNH

Harp brooch. Inlay with red and black agate. 1880s 5.75 cm £ 800-1.000 LYNH

Inlaid with red, yellow, brown and blue agate brooch. 1850s 7 cm

Inlaid with red, yellow, brown and blue agate brooch. 1850s 7 cm

Inlay agate silver brooch. 1880s 6.5 cm £ 220-250 GS

Inlay agate silver brooch. 1880s 6.5 cm £ 220-250 GS

Iris brooch. Marble blue agate, silver. 1880s 6.25 cm £ 700-1000 LYNH

Iris brooch. Marble blue agate, silver. 1880s 6.25 cm £ 700-1000 LYNH

Kilt brooch in the form of a dagger. Blue agate, glass, metal, gilding. 1880s 7.5 cm £ 420-460 GS

Kilt brooch in the form of a dagger. Blue agate, glass, metal, gilding. 1880s 7.5 cm £ 420-460 GS

Love knot brooch. Silver, inlaid with marble-blue agate. 1880s 6.25 cm £ 400-800 LYNH

Love knot brooch. Silver, inlaid with marble-blue agate. 1880s 6.25 cm £ 400-800 LYNH

Marble blue agate bracelet. Metal, gilding, imitation pearls, 1880s. 24 cm. £ 300-400 CRIS

Marble blue agate bracelet. Metal, gilding, imitation pearls, 1880s. 24 cm. £ 300-400 CRIS

Rare brooch. Silver inlaid with marble and blue agate. 1880s 7.5 cm £ 700-1.000 LYNH

Rare brooch. Silver inlaid with marble and blue agate. 1880s 7.5 cm £ 700-1.000 LYNH

Red, pink, gray agate brooch. Silver. 1880s 6.5 cm. £ 600-800 LYNH

Red, pink, gray agate brooch. Silver. 1880s 6.5 cm. £ 600-800 LYNH

Rosette Brooch. Carved and polished agate. 1880s 5 cm. £ 450-700 LYNH

Rosette Brooch. Carved and polished agate. 1880s 5 cm. £ 450-700 LYNH

Round brooch in the form of a shield. Silver, large citrine, agate, inlay. 1880s 5.5 cm £ 650-950 LYNH

Round brooch in the form of a shield. Silver, large citrine, agate, inlay. 1880s 5.5 cm £ 650-950 LYNH

Sandlester from Aberdeen Brooch. Agate. 1880s 8.25 cm £ 450-700 LYNH

Sandlester from Aberdeen Brooch. Agate. 1880s 8.25 cm £ 450-700 LYNH

Silver brooch with marble agate and topaz. 1880s £ 500-800 LYNH

Silver brooch with marble agate and topaz. 1880s £ 500-800 LYNH

Silver brooch. Inlay with agate and artificial stone. 1860-e. 5.75 cm £ 280-320 GS

Silver brooch. Inlay with agate and artificial stone. 1860-e. 5.75 cm £ 280-320 GS

Sun brooch. Silver, agate of different colors, agate cabochon. 1890s 5.25 cm £ 650-900 LYNH

Sun brooch. Silver, agate of different colors, agate cabochon. 1890s 5.25 cm £ 650-900 LYNH

Thistle motif, silver brooch, blue agate. 1870. 5 cm £ 500-550 RBRG

Thistle motif, silver brooch, blue agate. 1870. 5 cm £ 500-550 RBRG

Watch case. Inlaid gold, rotating agate disk. 1900. 3.75 cm £ 100-150 JHB

Watch case. Inlaid gold, rotating agate disk. 1900. 3.75 cm £ 100-150 JHB